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Old 01-01-05, 11:40 AM
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deal on tubes?

I hate paying around $7 a tube at the lbs - I see Nashbar has them for under $4. Is there a difference, or do you'all buy them at places like Nashbar and Performance, and the tubes last just fine, compared to lbs tubes?

Where do you purchase YOUR tubes? (700 x 28C)
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Old 01-01-05, 01:08 PM
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$7 for a tube? thats outrageous. you're getting mugged at your lbs.
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Old 01-01-05, 01:10 PM
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Any any of the 4 LBS I can get tubes for under $4. Personally I can't tell the difference in tubes. They all flat.
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Old 01-01-05, 01:52 PM
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7 on a tube wow your getting ripped. Ive never payed over 4 and i have no issue with them. Theres only so much you can do with a tube
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Old 01-01-05, 03:46 PM
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I've never noticed any difference between a tube from nashbar, LBS, or walmart.
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I wate for Preformance to put them on sale, and buy several.
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The tubes my LBS sells for $5 each can be had at JensonUSA for $2 each, or 10 for $17. Just gotta wait to piggyback them onto a larger order to knock down the shipping.
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US$ 7 at your LBS is a ripoff. US$ 5 is what I pay for either a road or MTB tube. I'd start buying from a catalouge or website.
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Old 01-01-05, 06:17 PM
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I pay 2.50 for a long stemed 700cc 23 tube...

I go through so many that I need to get them cheep and patch them

BTW my LBS charges 5 for a normal tube, 7 for a heavy duty version.
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$4-$6 at LBS, $1-$2 at the annual swap meet in Seattle.
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Old 01-01-05, 11:17 PM
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When is the swap meet anyway?
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Old 01-01-05, 11:28 PM
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Haven't heard a date yet for 05 but it's usually end of February or sometime in March.
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https://www.biketiresdirect.com/tubes.htm
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Originally Posted by Gadfly
When is the swap meet anyway?
Swap meet- (n) a special flea market catering to one intrest
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